In the warmer months when we were allowed to meet in each other’s back gardens, my brother and his family would visit me once a week. You can see the project photo here. But now the evenings are darker and colder that’s not so practical or pleasant.
The Autumn weather is probably one reason the rules were changed, so that we could meet up in each other’s homes. Here, the two boys are back at university so there’s just the three of us, but now I go to my brother’s house; my place isn’t quite right for remaining socially distanced. Before Covid-19, we would sit close together on these two settees.
There’s no sign of the lockdown going away; in fact it’s been tightened in some areas, though here in Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire we are still at the lowest level of restrictions. Let’s hope it stays that way.
For a long time, for months and months, I did not go into anybody else’s home. I was slow to change, and it was some time after we were officially permitted to visit other people inside their homes that I started doing so.
So far I’ve been into three other people’s houses. I’m due to visit a couple more this week, but that will probably be it, for now.
I’ve been to the pub a couple of times, The Barley Mow at Cosgrove. Though I got some good shots for the project, the pub is in Northamptonshire so I can’t show you them here.
But how do I feel about the lockdown?